Published Apr 29, 2013Indie-rocker-turned-electronic-musician A.A. Wallace previously fronted Sleepless Night, and now he's ready to take the solo plunge by releasing his debut full-length. The cryptically titled (disambiguation) is out on May 7 through Acadian Embassy, and you can stream the whole thing now on Exclaim.ca.
The Halifax-based Wallace recorded these eight songs in a bedroom using found sounds from bargain bin records and broken toys. Sonic touchstones include French house, chillwave and DIY electro, and a press release calls the disc a "nu-disco album about alienation and failure."
The album kicks off with the laid-back electro-pop dance beats of "Offline." Elsewhere, "Post-Mortem Depression" sinks into murkier instrumental terrain, while "Complaining About Airports" is filled with creepy samples and apocalyptic vibes, and "Lipstick and Stethoscopes" is funkily upbeat.
Scroll past Wallace's upcoming tour schedule to soak it all in.
5/3 Halifax, NS - The Seahorse Tavern
5/4 Fredericton, NB - The Capital
5/16 Brighton, UK - Brighthelm (The Great Escape)
5/17 Brighton, UK - Blind Tiger (The Great Escape)